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Another talk with Lauren Alaina

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AP photo of Lauren Alaina during her hometown visit in May

I spoke with Lauren Alaina earlier this month by phone while she was in Grand Prairie, Tx., but she was available again in person at the Gwinnett Arena Tuesday so I grabbed her for a few more minutes. The video is below.

We talked about her ankle sprain and the poor decision of wearing four-inch wedges so soon after getting out of the cast. And we gabbed a bit about current country songs, though I goofed and misidentified “Country Girls Shake It For Me” as a Jason Aldean song instead of Luke Bryan. (So much for my country cred!) At least I was able to quickly ID Aldean’s current hit as “Dirt Road Anthem.”

Proving what a bubble Lauren has been in, she said she hasn’t even heard “Dirt Road Anthem,” which was No. 1 on the country charts last week.

MJ reports that “Idol Live” so far is doing really well. It has sold at least 90% of its tickets in most locales so far and has had several sell outs. (Gwinnett was sold out as well.)

American Idol Live Tour Season 10:
July 19, 2011: Oklahoma City, Okla.: Cox Convention Center : 6,910 of 7,391 (93%) : $385,210
July 20, 2011: Grand Prairie, Texas : Verizon Theatre : 6,018 of 6,018 (100%) : $339,330
July 21, 2011: Houston, Texas : Live Reliant Arena : 6,790 of 6,790 (100%): $380,170
July 22, 2011: New Orleans, La. : Lakefront Arena : 5,525 of 5,525 (100%) : $326,525
July 24, 2011: Orlando, Fla.: Amway Center : 10,791 of 11,296 (96%) : $564,395

18 comments Add your comment

Branch Loveless

July 28th, 2011
11:28 am

Thanks for another Lauren thread, Rodney! And did you not want to weigh in on the little brouhaha on the previous thread??????? :evil:

Branch Loveless

July 28th, 2011
11:40 am

Oh, so you DID weigh in; my bad!

JTesla

July 28th, 2011
11:40 am

Thanks Rodney, always good to hear from Idols, and it’s great to see the concert numbers are up.

Neg Haleysox

July 28th, 2011
12:15 pm

Review from the NC show:

“As for the gals, Pia Toscano came across better live than on television (while also showing impressive balance on heels that looked like a couple of broken ankles waiting to happen). Then there’s Lauren Alaina, this year’s runnerup, who has a decent voice but almost no presence. Third-place finisher Haley Reinhart showed more vocal prowess and charisma than the rest of the field combined; it was interesting that she, rather than Alaina, got the penultimate performance slot.”

Read more: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/beat/the-american-idol-tour-comes-to-raleigh?tab=video&media_id=103606711#ixzz1TPvbsYZs

Neg Haleysox

July 28th, 2011
1:24 pm

NEW VIDEO – Atlanta AI10 concert — smoldering hot Haley Reinhart SLAYS “House Of The Rising Sun” – http://youtu.be/cEIVkxwG7r8

Rickster

July 28th, 2011
2:12 pm

Wedges? Stillettos? Has anyone else noticed that Rodney sure seems to have an unusual interest in women’s shoes?

I’m just saying….

Sam-A

July 28th, 2011
2:12 pm

Sure will be glad when Neg’s “Haleymania” cools down – boring!

JTesla

July 28th, 2011
2:20 pm

We all have our quirks Rickster. If Mrs. Rodney has a large collection of shoes, well bless her.

Rodney Ho

July 28th, 2011
2:55 pm

The wife has a lovely collection of shoes but she’s hardly Imelda Marcos. And the only reason why I cared about Lauren’s shoes was her ankle issue. Just ask my wife: she will confirm I know zip about fashion (outside of what I see on, say, “Project Runway”)

Sam-A

July 28th, 2011
3:01 pm

Apparently, Lee (YAWN) Dewyze is engagged to some “model/actress” named Johha Walsh. Has she heard him sing? Seen him onstate? Hohum!

Sam-A

July 28th, 2011
3:06 pm

Deirdre

July 28th, 2011
3:10 pm

Man…one little joke about one little picture and I get taken to the cleaners.

To Queen B…I apologize if I offended you. I thought the picture was funny and meant my comment to be funny as well…you obviously didn’t see it that way. The fact that you would continue to attack after I was no longer part of the discussion says a lot about you.

San Jose is beautiful but not half as beautiful as Lucas!

JTesla

July 28th, 2011
3:15 pm

Jonna Walsh? Maybe she is into that kind of thing. Are we sure that Jonna Walsh isn’t our own Rosita?

Nutmeg

July 28th, 2011
3:29 pm

Went to read the story at the Ledger-Enquirer and read this: “Garner homeboy Scotty McCreery.” I thought it said “Goober homeboy Scotty McCreery,” and I still think that may well be more accurate.

I wonder if Haley was placed right before Scotty rather than Lauren not because of skill or talent but because there are a lot of people like me (and Cowell) who really, really despise country music–and it might’ve been obvious if a fifth of the audience got up and left with two acts to go.

Sam-A

July 28th, 2011
4:04 pm

Good thought Nutmeg! I would have waited for Lauren, but certainly not Scotty (or Haley).

Rickster

July 28th, 2011
4:19 pm

And not only did Rodney show an unusual interest in women’s shoes…. he sure did shoot a LOT of video of a 16 year old girl’s legs! :-)

Rickster

July 28th, 2011
5:17 pm

Everyone have a great evening. “I am outta here.” (Dennis Miller)

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